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Student hackathon leads to marketable startup

November 15, 2021

The Cincinnati Innovation District ® (CID) and UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub corporate partner FIS held a national student hackathon tasking teams with solving financial inclusion challenges many people face every day. The competition's winning team from Wisconsin took their concept, an app designed to help underprivileged people gain financial independence, through UC's Venture Lab pre-accelerator cohort 16 to successfully bring their startup to market.

Engineering professor develops on-demand drug delivery

July 28, 2021

Yoonjee Park, assistant professor of chemical engineering at University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science, developed a biodegradable drug delivery device that is activated by light, which would allow for on-demand dosing and fewer side effects for treatment of posterior eye diseases. With recent funding awards from the National Institute of Health and a Young Investigator Award from Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation, Park and her research team are testing the safety and efficacy of the device. In 2019, she also participated in UC’s Venture Lab business pre-accelerator.

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